Title A head marked with images representing the phrenological faculties, with a key below. Coloured wood engraving, ca. 1845, after H. Bushea and O.S. Fowler (?).
Imprint London : For the author [H. Bushea], [1845?] (London (80, Bishopsgate Street) : S. Straker)
Edition Second edition, improved. Entered at Stationers' Hall.



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Physical description 1 print : wood engraving (?), with watercolour and letterpress
Publication price 2s. plain; 2s. 6d. coloured
Credits The design seems to originate with one of the Fowlers (probably Orson Squire Fowler), a family of popular phrenologists operating in the United States in the second half of the nineteenth century
Lettering note Lettering continues: "Explanation of the cut: the design of this cut is to show the natural language of the mental organs situated in the various parts of the brain. For example - veneration is represented by a devotional attitude: Benevolence, by the good Samaritan: Secretiveness, by the cat catching the rat: Destructiveness, by the tiger destroying his prey: Sublimity, by the Niagara Falls: Acquisitiveness, by the miser weighing and counting his money: Causality, by Newton philosophising on the falling of the apple: Alimentiveness, by two persons eating and drinking: Firmness, by the donkey, &c, &c.". Lettering continues at great length with list and short analysis of each of the 35 faculties and 4 temperaments. There follows a note of explanation on the "comparative development of the respective organs" on a scale of even numbers from 2-24
Summary The system enumerated here is Bushea's hybrid of Spurzheim, Combe and the Fowlers
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 27921i
Lettering Symbolical head. And phrenological chart, by Dr. Bushea, L.L.D. ...
Author, etc. Fowler, O. S. (Orson Squire), 1809-1887.
Bushea, Henri, active 1840-1850.
Topic-LCSH Phrenology.
Head.
Characters and characteristics.
Psychology.
Brain.
Temperament.
Genre/Technique Wood engravings.
Copy photo no. V 9492
V 9493 Detail: head
System no. .b1185764x
Record no. 27921i
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